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Strong's #826 - αὐγάζω

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  1. to beam upon, irradiate
  2. to be bright, to shine forth
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 934 ‑ בַּהֶרֶת (bo‑heh'‑reth);  3544 ‑ כֵּהֶה (kay‑heh');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


fut. -άσω: aor. ηὔγᾰσα AP 7.726 (Leon.): Pass., v. infr.: (αὐγή):

I view in the clearest light, see distinctly, discern, S. Ph. 217 (lyr.), AP 9.221 (Mar Arg.); τὸν ἴδιον νοῦν οἷα πρὸς κάτοπτρον Ph. 2.156: also in Med., Il. 23.458, Hes. Op. 478, A.R. 1.155, Call. Dian. 129, AP 9.349 (Leon.); αἰ δὲ λῇς αὐγάσδεο Carm.Pop. 18: Pass., αὐγασθεῖσα being mirrored in the smooth water, dub. in S. Fr. 598.6; simply, appear, Max. 11,al., dub. in Orph. Fr. 284.

II of the sun,

1. illumine, τινά E. Hec. 637 (lyr.): Pass., Id. Ba. 596 (lyr.).

2. metaph., enlighten, 2 Corinthians 4:4; set in a clear light, Ph. 1.659,al.

III intr., appear bright or white, LXX Leviticus 13:25, al.; shine, PMag.Par. 1.2558, 2.143.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

αὐγάζω: 1 aorist infinitive αὐγάσαι; (αὐγή);

1. in Greek writings transitively, to beam upon, irradiate.

2. in the Bible intransitive, to be bright, to shine forth: 2 Corinthians 4:4 (L marginal reading Tr marginal reading καταυγάζω see φωτισμός, b.) (Leviticus 13:24-28 (etc.)). (Compare: διαυγάζω, καταυγάζω.)

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(< αὐγή ),

[in LXX: Leviticus 13:24-28; Leviticus 13:38; Leviticus 14:56 (H934) Leviticus 13:39 (H3544)*;]

1. Trans. (cl.), to irradiate.

2. Intrans.

(a) (poët.), to see clearly (so perh. 2 Co, l.c.; MM, s.v.);

(b) as in LXX, to shine forth: 2 Corinthians 4:4 (cf. δι -, κατ -αυγάζω ).†

**† κατ -αυγάζω ,

[in LXX: Wisdom of Solomon 17:5, 1 Maccabees 6:39 *;]

(for αὐγάζω , L, mg., Tr., mg.),

to shine down: 2 Corinthians 4:4.†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

Nägeli (p. 25) translates this verb by ";see, see clearly"; in the Pauline passage 2 Corinthians 4:4 εἰς τὸ μὴ αὐγάσαι τὸν φωτισμὸν τοῦ εὐαγγελίου τῆς δόξης τοῦ Χριστοῦ , holding that there is no reason why this old poetic sense (Soph. Ph. 217) should not have passed into the Κοινή . It should be noticed that in the LXX (Leviticus 13:25 al) the word has the wholly different meaning of ";appear white or bright."; For the compd. διαυγάζω see the horoscope P Lond 130.70 (i/ii A.D.) (= I. p. 135) διηύγαζεν .



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List of Word Forms
αυγάζον αυγάζοντα αυγάζοντι αυγασαι αυγάσαι αὐγάσαι αυγάσματα αυγάσματος ηύγει augasai augásai
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